Cane Ridge Meeting House Cemetery

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Date: 1790 [unknown]
Location: Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Cane Ridge Meeting House Cemetery - Paris, Kentucky

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Directions: The Cane Ridge Meeting House is located at 1655 Cane Ridge Road (State Highway 537) in Bourbon County, Kentucky, near Paris and Mt. Sterling to the south, Carlisle and Millersburg to the north.

  • From Paris, follow US 460 east two miles and turn left onto State Highway 537. Travel 5.4 miles to Cane Ridge.
  • From Mount Sterling, follow US Highway 460 west to North Middletown. Turn right at the town traffic light onto County Road 3364. Travel 5.5 miles to a tee junction. Turn left onto State Highway 537 and travel about a mile to Cane Ridge.

Note: There are approximately eighty people buried in the Cane Ridge Meeting House Cemetery. It was the only cemetery on the Ridge at first and may have been used before 1790. Barton Stone was the only 'founder' of the Church buried there; his remains returned from Illinois where he was visiting family. Modern technology has been used to determine placement of the caskets although not all are still marked.

The 'Ledger Stones' or 'Ledgers' were placed over graves. They were not crypts or vaults, they were a single solid rock of Cane Ridge Limestone hewn by a local stonemason. Ledgers are rare in the United States and unlike the slabs placed over the top of four sides (as in other states) they are solid; making Bourbon County the only place in the United States that these are located in.

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Laurie -

The photo you mentioned was uploaded by fellow WikiTree Member, Mindy Silva. She personally took this photograph and has generously offered it as "free to use" so that we do not infringe on copyrights.

If you happen to live nearby or ever visit and can take photos of this beautiful resting place, we would love for you to upload them here. Sandy

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Can you get some more photos without infringing on copyrights (i.e Trip Advisor)? The building is really beautiful; it would be nice to have more photos. This is just down the road from my Banta ancestors' land.
posted by L A Banta